21587 Project Manager

December 26 2020
Industries Energy
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Environment, Engineering, Construction, Environmental, Energy, Environment, Project, Project management, Planning
Chalk River, ON

INTRO

The mandate of the Projects unit is to deliver projects that range from small modifications or improvements to facility and infrastructure at Chalk River Laboratories (CRL), to large complex new-build construction of buildings, laboratories, and waste management facilities.  Projects-led projects usually include concept development, engineering, safety analysis and licensing, technical procurement, construction/installation, commissioning and/or decommissioning work scopes.

The Project Manager, is accountable for the complete delivery of large-scale, high-risk, projects of critical significance to the ongoing success of CRL and Projects, characterized as multi-year in duration, often involving substantial safety and licensing requirements with many internal and external regulatory interactions, contracts requiring substantial negotiations of terms and conditions having many work packages, resources and interfaces to manage, and involving a significant financial commitment (typically >$10M annually).

DUTIES

  • Manages high-risk projects of critical significance to the ongoing success of CRL and Projects, characterized as multi-year in duration, often involving substantial safety and licensing requirements with many internal and external regulatory interactions, contracts requiring substantial negotiation of terms and conditions, having many work packages, resources and interfaces to manage, and involving a significant financial commitment (typically >$10M annually).
  • Using extensive knowledge of business and management principles, manages all aspects of project planning, budgeting and resource allocation, through discussions with internal clients to define the scope of the project, deliverables and timing. Builds and sustains large project teams, and sets priorities/clarifies goals.
  • Reviews and approves work breakdowns, cost estimates, baseline schedules and project changes requested by CNL or internal clients.
  • Authorizes project expenditures and procurement requisitions; e.g., purchase orders, invoices and expense claims within higher limits of authority.
  • Manages the collective and individual performance of large project team members, (typically more than twelve contracted, seconded and/or CNL staff) through the establishment of project-related performance objectives, and the provision of both formal and informal performance feedback (appraisal) mentoring and guidance to ensure project(s) success.
  • Motivates project team staff to deliver quality results on time and on budget, and coaches/mentors others for success.
  • Defines roles and responsibilities, and manages performance, including discipline, appraisals and merit allocations. Provides constructive feedback including disciplinary action if required or the termination/re-negotiation of external contracts.
  • Secures external and internal resources to execute the project.
  • Establishes and controls the project scope and manages the risks and regulatory commitments within project scope.
  • Approves project scopes of work and determines project priorities and the division of responsibilities.
  • Establishes and administers project budgets and schedules, and approves changes to them.
  • Manages and reports on project performance to clients, senior management and other stakeholders.
  • Participates in management team meetings related to project performance, priorities and staffing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • The Project Manager, has a degree from an accredited university in a discipline relevant to project management, engineering, applied/building sciences, business or commerce and an excellent track record for leading large projects to successful conclusion.  The Project Manager has at least ten years of progressively responsible project experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in a senior or lead project capacity.
  • Typically, s/he has achieved PMP or AACE certification.
  • S/he has demonstrated experience in applying all of the nine project management knowledge areas (Scope; Cost; Time; QA; Communications; Human Resources; Risk; Procurement; Integration), to large, high risk projects.
  • S/he has demonstrated experience in all of the typical phases of a project lifecycle (i.e., Project Definition; Concept Development; Detailed Design; Construction; Commissioning; and Decommissioning phases).
  • Within each phase, knowledge and experience in applying the processes for initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing is required.
  • S/he has an extensive understanding of federal licensing regulations, nuclear codes and standards, and environmental regulations and standards.  S/he has extensive knowledge of the interrelationship of the outputs and interdependencies of those functions engaged to provide project activities of CNL's project management and review process (SRC; OCE Review; IOB; Safety & Licensing).
  • S/he has extensive knowledge of processes related to strategic planning, human resources, and the management of people.  S/he has strong general management skills, including planning, budgeting, resourcing, time management, negotiation skills, contract management and administration, and progress reporting for an executive audience.
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